ProArte to perform at UW-WC on Friday, April 8

Arts Outreach Program through UW-Madison

The talented Pro Arte String Quartet, chamber ensemble in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music will perform at UW-Washington County on Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm.  The talented quartet will perform both classical and contemporary music with an exciting balance of old and new repertoire, in a variety of contemporary styles.

ProArte’s members include violinists David Perry and Suzanne Beia; cellist, Parry Karp; and violist, Sally Chisholm.  In residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, their duties range from formal concerts and radio broadcasts to a variety of educational activities. The quartet tours both nationally and internationally, often presenting premieres of new works, many of which are written for the ensemble.

One of the world’s distinguished string quartets, The Pro Arte Quartet was founded in 1912 and served as the court quartet to Queen Elizabeth of Belgium.  It maintains a three-fold commitment to the performance of chamber music. This was the first ensemble-in-residence at a major American university and today, the ProArte Quartet upholds a nearly 90-year tradition as one of the world’s most distinguished string quartets.

Tickets for Friday’s performance are $12 adults, $9 seniors (over 62) and youth (under 18). UW-Washington County students are admitted free with student id.  To reserve seats, phone 262-335-5208.

The campus is located at 400 University Drive in West Bend.  Free parking is available. 


Sue Bausch